§ Mr. Newens
asked the Attorney-General if he will refer to the Director 165W of Public Prosecutions with a view to prosecution for offences under the Foreign Enlistment Act 1870 the activities of those persons responsible for the recruitment of mercenaries to fight in Angola.
§ The Attorney-General
No. Before relying upon the Act in such circumstances, it is customary for prior warning to be given in a proclamation requiring the observance of neutrality in accordance with the law and calling attention to the liability to criminal penalties. No such proclamation has been made in relation to the present conflict in Angola.